Ross Tsakas

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

Spyridon 'Ross' Tsakas, Ph.D. (ABD) is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, lecturer, business advisor, and business columnist. He has been funded and endorsed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, Scottish Enterprise, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and HRH Prince Charles among others. He successfully exited his first venture Eulysis UK Limited. Career Highlights: In 2017, he established Founders Portal Inc., a full service advisory firm for founders, startups, and investors. In recognition of his advising expertise, he was inducted into the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council. The Council is an invitation-only organization for successful business coaches. He also contributes to Forbes, writing on topics such as entrepreneurship and leadership. In 2016, Ross became an Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, consistently ranked as the #1 college in the USA for entrepreneurship over the past two decades. In 2010, he formed Eulysis UK Limited to develop and launch his revolutionary invention, the Single Vial System. The Single Vial System enables twice as many medicines to be delivered at half the cost worldwide. For this, Ross secured backing from the World Health Organization, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and HRH Prince Charles among others. In addition, the Single Vial System and his work have been featured in Forbes and Bloomberg. He successfully exited the company. Ross is a Member of: Forbes Coaches Council World Health Organization, Medical Device Unit (WHO) National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) American Chemical Society (ACS) American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) American Public Health Association (APHA) Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Academic Degrees

  • MS, University of Edinburgh
  • BS, American College of Greece

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship; Technology; Innovation; Healthcare

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 - Forbes Coaches Council, Forbes
  • 2015 - MIT Startup Spotlight 2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2014 - Google Cloud Platform, Google
  • 2014 - 43North Finalist, 43North
  • 2014 - MassChallenge Finalist, MassChallenge
  • 2014 - Upstart Awardee, Upstart
  • 2014 - Certificate of Endorsement, World Health Organization
  • 2012 - Outstanding Business Innovation Award, HRH Prince Charles' Prince's Trust
  • 2012 - Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative Grant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Presentations

  • Eulysis- Single Vial System Technology
    Tsakas, S. Eulysis- Single Vial System Technology MIT Startup Spotlight, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015)
  • Groundbreaking technology for global health expansion in developing countries
    Tsakas, S. Groundbreaking technology for global health expansion in developing countries World Health Organization- Quality Safety and Standards Division, Geneva Switzerland (2014)
  • New method to expand pharmaceutical access
    Tsakas, S. New method to expand pharmaceutical access British High Commission- UK and India Technology Presentations, Bangalore, India (2013)
  • Bridging gaps in global healthcare access
    Tsakas, S. Bridging gaps in global healthcare access UK and China- High End Biomedical Conference , Qingdao, China (2012)
  • Eulysis- Single Vial System
    Tsakas, S. Eulysis- Single Vial System Pharmapack Conference, Paris, France (2011)